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HULLO BnB fam! Welcome to the Spin the Dawn readalong! Grab a snuggly pillow and settle down with a beverage of your choice and let's get started on the discussions!
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Can I just saw how IN LOVE with the writing I am? I mean the writing style is so elegant and Elizabeth Lim stitches (pun very much intended) the words together in such a beautiful manner and I now have a new favourite author thank you very much.
Okay now the characters! I feel for Maia you guys. Life as a girl in Imperial China is no piece of cake. It's so sad how she can't really be a tailor because she's a girl. I mean to be honest, if she takes over the shop, I think she'd be real good at it but nooo *cries in anger*
Also losing her older brothers and then Keton losing his leg is just so sad. I actually would have thought Keton died too if it hadn't been for the prologue where she's obviously talking to him. But really, Maia sure fits the role of the tragic hero. This part worried me at first because the hero with the tragic past is such a cliche.
Okay Calu was SO annoying. Is it just me or did he remind you of Gaston from Beauty and the Beast? Actually he reminds me of quite a few annoying literary characters because let's face it, a LOT of stories have a person like him and ugh we just don't like them!
I just loved the scene where Maia just chopped off her hair and got ready. And then when Keton learns of her plan, he first is mad but then helps his sister? I just loved that scene. SIBLING LOVE!
Also I really liked how Maia understands she's not making the decision just for her family but also for herself? I think most characters in books are portrayed utterly selfless in an unbelievable way but Maia accepts the fact that she's also leaving for her sake; so she doesn't have to marry Calu and forget about sewing. GO MAIA!
Lady Sarnai intrigues me. I know she's super cruel about the contest but I feel ther's more than meets the eye? I mean she is being forced to be with a man she doesn't want to be with; the enemy. She's being forced to adopt a culture and customs that are not her own. I'd be pretty mad too. But I don't think she should take it out on the contestants though. But really, so curious about her.
THE SCISSORS!! AHHH you guys that was kind of unexpected! AQnd I thik Maia's father knew all about what it could do? And that had made me wonder, did he himself use it to make all his pretty creations???
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